25 Feb '17, 4am

[Mothership] Almost Famous: The amazing story of Singapore’s most tyreless Siao lang https://t.co/b2pd2jGkEh

It’s not every day you get the chance to interview a self-proclaimed siao lang (Hokkien for crazy person). After all, no true siao lang would ever admit they are actually a little unhinged. But then again, you’d likely think that only because you haven’t met Ah Siao. For starters, you might know him as that siao lang who dragged a tyre over 42.195km for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme at the Standard Chartered Marathon in 2012. It was his first-ever marathon, by the way, and he started training with less than eight weeks to go. Siao or what? Then you meet him face to face for the first time. Taking the final few drags of his cigarette, Ah Siao, whose real name is Gerrard Lim, strolls towards us with a slightly ah beng -ish gait, the type where one’s arms momentarily lose control and start swinging from side to side. We shake hands. “Hi, I’m Siao.” And we are nuts. It’s clo...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/02/almost-famous-the-amazing-st...

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